Chewsday Tuesday: Turkey Basil Meatloaf (Paleo, GF, Soy free!)

Let’s talk meatloaf today people! Welcome back to another edition of my recipe series “Chewsday Tuesday”! If you’re new around here, I have partnered up with the amazing team at New South Coop and I get to take part in their weekly CSA produce boxes filled with delicious and fresh seasonal veggies! We’re supporting our local farmers here in the state of Arkansas while getting healthy in the meantime, what could be better right? Right!

So, last week we took on the side dish department which was delicious and simple in every way! If you missed it, you can read all about it here. This week we’re tackling the main dish. The main cheese. The main man, the entree part of dinner. Are you excited? Because, I know I am! I love, love, love finding new dinner recipes that I can keep in my rotation that are filling, SIMPLE, healthy, AND delicious! That is exactly what this week’s recipe is wrapped up into one pretty green little basil bow. Let’s get right into the good stuff shall we? Here we go!

Here’s what you’ll need:


1) 1 TBS chopped basil (FRESH!)

2) 1 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar

3) 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes

4) 2 TBS tomato paste

5) Pinch of salt

Meat Mix:

6) 1 tsp salt

7) 1 tsp garlic powder

8) 1 egg

9) 3 TBS chopped basil (FRESH!)

10) 2 TBS tomato paste

11) 1/4 cup almond flour

12) 1 pound ground turkey

Total Time: 40 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

In this week’s box we got the yummiest fresh tomatoes that were just dying to be cut into. Can you see the juice? Mmmmm…fresh tomatoes with a pinch of salt and a hint of pepper on a hot summer day is just so satisfying. YUM! Not only are they good for the taste buds, they’re even better for our health. Did you know that tomatoes are high in Vitamin C and Beta-carotene? (Beta-Carotene is a major help for our skin!) They’re also filled with lycopene making them a natural cancer fighter, so these babies come with a major punch!

And…what do ya know, we also got a big bundle of fresh basil so I was too excited when I saw them both and knew they would compliment each other well in this recipe. Basil is known for it’s antioxidant properties and it ALSO fights free radical damage while being great for lowering inflammation.

Are you convinced you need to start having these veggies on the regular yet? I sure hope so!

Step 1) Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Then, go ahead and dice up your tomatoes and chop your basil. Set these to the side for just a minute.

Step 2) In a medium bowl, combine your ground turkey, almond flour, 2 TBS tomato paste, 3 TBS chopped basil, egg, 1 tsp salt and garlic powder. Mix it around until everything is evenly combined.

Step 3) Form your meat mix into a loaf shape and place it on a foil lined baking sheet.

Step 4) In a separate bowl, combine your 2 tbs tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, 1 tbs chopped basil, pinch of salt and apple cider vinegar. Once it’s mixed well, cover the top of the meatloaf evenly.

Step 5) Bake your meatloaf at 400 for 30 minutes. (It looks like there’s cheese in it doesn’t it? Nope, no cheese! Just turkey fat that bakes into a little yellow formation.)

Step 6) Serve and ENJOY!

I wasn’t lying when I told it was easy! Just a few simple steps and dinner will be hot and ready for your family! Did I mention this recipe is gluten free, dairy free, AND soy free? Yep, you’re welcome paleo/whole 30 lovers! πŸ˜‰

Let’s catch up again real soon, k?

As Always, From Chelsea